To avoid any leftover Champagne, buy a split (187 milliliter) of Champagne for this recipe.

Lyda Burnette
Recipe by Southern Living November 2008

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Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
2 hrs 35 mins
total:
2 hrs 75 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, tilting pan occasionally, 10 minutes or until caramel colored. Remove from heat, and gradually pour Champagne over sugar (mixture will bubble and seize). Let stand 5 minutes.

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  • Cook mixture over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until sugar is dissolved (mixture will be syrupy). Remove from heat, and let cool 30 minutes.

  • Combine grapefruit and orange sections in a bowl. Pour Champagne mixture over fruit. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. Garnish, if desired.

  • White Grape Winter Fruit Compote: Substitute white grape juice for Champagne. Proceed with recipe as directed.

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